than the eight days prior to that? i'm not so sure. and by the way, then i'm watching what paul ryan's doing in washington, what the democrats are doing today and they're as far apart as ever. >> yep. >> a month ago, we would've thought that was the end of the world. now we don't seem to care. >> i think that's the whole story which is, you know, a month ago, six months ago, so much uncertainty, so many mine fields in front of us. and you're going to take risk, you want to pay a high return if you're taking uncertainty risk. every time we pass through a mine field, whether it's the fiscal cliff, the sequester, i think investors are saying, okay, i have fewer reasons to do nothing now. and the return that i'm going to get paid is going to potentially be less because of the fact there isn't as much uncertainty. i think if you look at the things we were saying -- >> why are things less uncertain today than they were a month ago? to me the sequester was a blip on the radar screen. >> i think the truth of the matter is, it's behind us. we don't know the impact of it.